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Mount Rose I-83 intersection: More comes together there than roads

Blink and a longtime landmark will come down around York County, Pa. This is the old Denny’s near Mount Rose Avenue and Haines Road. Few will lament its coming down, particularly when it means the unclogging of the congested Interstate 83 Mount Rose interchange.

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How Springettsbury’s Old East York became Old East York

Advent Lutheran Church, decorated for the Christmas 1952 season, stands in this York County, Pa., Heritage Trust photo on the western edge of the East York Historic District, but for years it has been central to neighborhood residents as a church home and nearby gathering place. It was dedicated as the Chapel of the Advent during Advent season, 1924. When the cornerstone for this building was laid in November 1940, the East York development was about two-thirds built out.

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Besser’s, on the Susquehanna Trail, a favorite pitstop for motorists

Besser’s, a major restaurant, lodging spot along the trail south of Loganville, must have been marketing minded. People have postcards showing the camp from all angles in their collections. “Received this postcard from a local resident,” Doug Winemiller of Stewartstown Historical Society, wrote. “I have no idea of the date.”

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Glenville’s Stone Mill ‘picture-perfect’ after southwestern York County, Pa., snowfall

Mills, churches and one-room schools (see a school example below) are among the landmarks that persist in York County, Pa., when other buildings fall into ruins. Many of these buildings were built of stone or brick and are sturdy enough that they can be used for other purposes. Old mills house businesses, apartments and even private dwellings, such as the The Stone Mill near Glenville in southwestern York County seen here. Paul E. Hoffman, who submitted this photo to ydr.com’s photo gallery, described the mill as ‘picture-perfect after an early December snowfall.’ of course, some houses last, too, and Spring Grove’s Hoke House (see below) hopefully will be in that group for decades longer.

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How do you move a historic building? 3 York/Adams examples show it can be done

It’s a tree of Christmas past at the log house at Dover Community Park in Dover Township, Pa. In this 2010 photograph, the Dover Garden Club had decorated the tree with natural ornaments.

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Stories about York County, Pa., for better or worse, go around the world every day

This view of Santa from the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News was picked up by media across America earlier this month. Every day, whether good news or bad, stories and photos from York County media are shared to newspapers and websites, really, around the world.

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Camp Security serves as textbook case of what grass-roots preservation effort should look like

This aerial view gives an easy explanation of the various parcels that have been preserved from development so that Springettsbury Township’s Camp Security site can be explored and understood. Campu Security was a British prisoner-of-war camp in the American Revolution. Roughly 2,000 prisoners were detained on the site.

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When it comes to preservation of York County buildings, how about unleashing our creativity?

This rendering shows the replacement for the Springettsbury Fire Hall, gathering place for all kind of events for 50 years. This new building is designed as the home of the York, Pa., Area United Fire and Rescue and the Springettsbury Volunteer Fire Company The then-empty lot on Commons Drive in Springettsbury Township is the new home for the $3.8 million fire station.

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Gettysburg’s battlefield, as you’ve never seen it

Yes, you’ll not see Gettysburg National Military Park this empty, blocked off and downright lonely. The U.S. government shutdown is the culprit. The Hanover, Pa., Evening Sun, which put up a Media Center gallery of the military park that included these photos, reports that 76 full-time park service employees are furloughed. All this in the 150th anniversary of the battle.

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How do you ‘demall’ a mall? Look at York County’s Delco Market Place

This 1990s aerial photo from York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News files shows the Delco Centre, right center, an enclosed mall, before it became Delco Market Place after ‘demalling,’ a post-2000 trend. A YDR story explained that to de-mall a mall, developers turn the shopping center inside out, designing stores so they face outward rather than inside. Plans call for a similar process to take place at the West Manchester Mall, left center. The YDR story noted that such a trend has already started at the early 1980s mall. Walmart is a standalone store.

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